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Forum: Commuting
07-14-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Ellie

I run these sks raceblades...

I run these sks raceblades (http://www.wallbike.com/fenders/raceblade.html) on my Trek 1000 for commuting. They come off pretty easily when you want them to. They aren't (obviously) as good as full...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-06, 05:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ellie

28. Been commuting off and on since... oh......

28. Been commuting off and on since... oh... About 10. That was when we got a bike rack space at school. :)

My Mum had a bike with child seat front and back for when my brother and I were small....
Forum: Commuting
07-11-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Ellie

Umm... I saw Rory McGrath...

Umm... I saw Rory McGrath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_McGrath) on a bike in Cambridge the other day. And he was topless. It was a 3-speed with big wicker basket.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-06, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Ellie

Take up a woodwind instrument. Something like a...

Take up a woodwind instrument. Something like a clarinet, oboe, sax... Practice holding really long notes, with vibrato. Seemed to work for me...

I guess a brass instrument would work too,...
06-29-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Ellie

I'd be very tempted, but I'm 5'3" and 120 lbs. I...

I'd be very tempted, but I'm 5'3" and 120 lbs. I could live in that thing! :)
06-29-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Ellie

I found this site:...

I found this site: http://www.michaellinnell.co.uk/prod9.htm

Looks like the Royal Mail supplier. Not convinced it's got a stabilizer strap, but I reckon you could add one pretty easily... Cheap,...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-06, 05:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,383
Posted By Ellie

10 speeds are fine. Rolling rides or otherwise....

10 speeds are fine. Rolling rides or otherwise. They normally aren't too hard to upgrade to say a 14 speed, and that's plenty for most people.

Enjoy it! :)
06-23-06, 05:49 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 10,847
Posted By Ellie

If a woman likes you, she likes you. And vice...

If a woman likes you, she likes you. And vice versa. Yeah, there can be all sorts of reasons for that. You can meet someone who on paper is a fantastic match for you, and no sparks happen at all. You...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Ellie

I get to follow tractors on my commute a lot....

I get to follow tractors on my commute a lot. Not, granted, with dead cows in their buckets.

Price I pay for a rural commute. And drafting them is the reward! :)
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By Ellie

The way I choose to ride home is a mile longer...

The way I choose to ride home is a mile longer than the most direct route I can find, but much more pleasant. 13 miles not 12. I'm still getting used to riding every day, so at the moment extra...
06-15-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Ellie

The police in Brighton announced that anyone...

The police in Brighton announced that anyone going naked would be arrested for indecency ahead of the event, I heard. The police in London apparently said they would turn a blind eye.

Go figure!
Forum: Commuting
06-12-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,918
Posted By Ellie

I tape mine. Along the flat bars, then continue...

I tape mine. Along the flat bars, then continue up the bar ends. Works for me, but it's your choice really.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-06, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By Ellie

Actually, those little reflectors are very...

Actually, those little reflectors are very visible. I say this after seeing many people with no lights at all, and the only thing that shows you they're there is the little orange reflective thing...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-06, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Ellie

I was! It worked pretty well for my body. But I...

I was! It worked pretty well for my body. But I only had jeans with me, and they got nasty. Unfortunately it was one of those flash downpours where the roads turn into large puddles, and the spray...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-06, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Ellie

Yeah, done that. A day I was going away for the...

Yeah, done that. A day I was going away for the weekend, when it was a lovely sunny day until 5 minutes before I had to leave to catch my train, and I hadn't packed my jacket. The heavens opened, for...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,339
Posted By Ellie

Doesn't have to be any more difficult, actually. ...

Doesn't have to be any more difficult, actually.



As a generally professionally-dressed woman who commutes about 12.5 miles, I do bring an outfit in each day, but I leave a pair of shoes in the...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-06, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Ellie

I think it might also be something to do with UCF...

I think it might also be something to do with UCF regulations? Or is that just an urban myth?

Road bikes that are used in proper races had to have a particular geometry or something, and mountain...
05-26-06, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Ellie

I think something like "Would it kill you to...

I think something like "Would it kill you to brake?" and some kind of broken helmet under it. On the back of a shirt.

But perhaps that would antagonise some drivers who might otherwise have...
05-17-06, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Ellie

I wouldn't be without my AA (AAA in the US)...

I wouldn't be without my AA (AAA in the US) membership. My car is not a POS, but the other weekend I was using it to reach a cricket match 150 miles from home, and the fuel pump packed up. The AA...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 04:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Ellie

Ack! Try this instead......

Ack!

Try this instead... http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/catalogue/detail.cfm?ID=22638

Yeah, ok, not got a rack or mudguards, but has got mounting for them. They do a cheaper version with...
04-20-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Ellie

Yup, that describes what I've done. I've had them...

Yup, that describes what I've done. I've had them at 90 degrees (repeatedly... That tool would have been a useful idea! :) ), got them lined up, pins slipped into the holes, and I cannot get them to...
04-20-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Ellie

Problem with Connex link

I've just bought a Wipperman Connex 808 (I ride 8-speed), and I can't get the link to fit. It's been an absolute pain to get the link bits to the end of the slots. I'm still not sure I've got it...
04-19-06, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ellie

And socks work quite well to keep your pants out...

And socks work quite well to keep your pants out of the chain. If you forget your binder clip that is... :)
Forum: Commuting
01-13-06, 07:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,872
Posted By Ellie

Had lots of things over the years. Two stand out:...

Had lots of things over the years. Two stand out:

"Can I lick your *****?" from a homeless guy drinking Tennets outside a church. Erm... No.

"Get a saddle" from a guy in a white van. I really...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ellie

Another one-way only muppet. Selected 12, should...

Another one-way only muppet. Selected 12, should have been 25. Dammit.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,667
Posted By Ellie

Things you don't want to get shouted at you as...

Things you don't want to get shouted at you as you ride past #42: "Have you seen two rotweillers anywhere?"

:eek:

How do you lose two rotweillers?!

Otherwise, fastest commute for a while....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-05, 05:44 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,393
Posted By Ellie

I've never named my bikes, until recently having...

I've never named my bikes, until recently having to discuss them with my girlfriend. She can't remember which is which... The best two are just Trek and Kona, then there's the 14 speed Raleigh, used...
12-05-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Ellie

I once carried a tenor sax (shaped case, on my...

I once carried a tenor sax (shaped case, on my back), alto sax (across the rack), clarinet, flute and piccolo (between two panniers) and stands for all but the piccolo (also between the two...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-05, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ellie

Chop, thanks for that. I finally managed to get...

Chop, thanks for that. I finally managed to get into the site and view the pictures (had to go a long way round - work firewall I think!) and it does look like a good, cheap alternative. The stem...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ellie

Ok. But from the look of it, I'd need something...

Ok. But from the look of it, I'd need something on the frame for the block to attach to. Right?

I'm on too much of a budget to actually afford a brompton. Guess I should come clean. I bought a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-05, 04:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ellie

Can I ask why the front bag is prefered? I don't...

Can I ask why the front bag is prefered? I don't have a lot of experience with these small-wheeled bikes, but any bike I've tried with a basket has felt very perculiar handling-wise.

I am indeed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ellie

Folding bike luggage

Ok, so I've just bought a (very cheap and slightly heavy but functional) folding bike. Unfortunately the panniers I already own hit my heels when mounted, so I've removed the rack. I'd really like to...
11-16-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,387
Posted By Ellie

But that was what I always aspired to be!...

But that was what I always aspired to be! Otherwise I'm just one of those irritating over-achievers. :)

I had a similar thing. My mum told her cousin I cycle to work, and she asked if I could...
11-07-05, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ellie

I don't think they are necessarily... I live in...

I don't think they are necessarily... I live in the fens in East Anglia, we have a lot of ****s around here too (dutch-inspired!) and the place names are all with a y.
Forum: Foo
08-05-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Ellie

I think the players are supposed to ask for...

I think the players are supposed to ask for everything. Some things are so obvious that they don't really need it (bowled/hit wicket/most catches) and the batsman (or woman) effectively walks, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-05, 04:17 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,667
Posted By Ellie

Been a while... Think I last contributed to this...

Been a while... Think I last contributed to this thread back in 2002! :)

Been off the bike a bit. Slap on the wrist for me! So now I'm back to trying to do my 12.5 mile commute one way each day....
Forum: Commuting
12-04-03, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,044
Posted By Ellie

If you keep doing it, I think you'll find you're...

If you keep doing it, I think you'll find you're stopping less too.

Mine is definitely exercise. And I really notice it when I don't do it too.

Ellie
Forum: Commuting
10-09-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,087
Posted By Ellie

Mine's 12.5 miles each way. Shortest route,...

Mine's 12.5 miles each way. Shortest route, anyway. I up it occasionally. :)

Ellie
Forum: Commuting
10-08-03, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,612
Posted By Ellie

I'm another Timbuk2 user. The medium one, I...

I'm another Timbuk2 user. The medium one, I think. I love it. Might get round to shortening the straps soon though. I always seem to have a lot of excess!

Ellie
Forum: Commuting
07-23-03, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,558
Posted By Ellie

I have a similar problem with a different sport...

I have a similar problem with a different sport (cricket). I don't wear too much padding, but the minimum is two sets of pads (I'm a wicket keeper) and two sets of gloves, plus the clothes, and my...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-03, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By Ellie

I ride a Trek 1000 for commuting. I've just...

I ride a Trek 1000 for commuting. I've just bought a Kona Caldera for winter commuting/off-roading. Both bikes cost me 500+. I commute 12.5 miles, if I go direct. I've reached the conclusion that I...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-03, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ellie

I ride about 10 miles of unlight single...

I ride about 10 miles of unlight single carriage-way country road with a 60 mph (100 kph?) limit on it. I know a lot of people speed on these roads. Like everyone else says, I light myself up really...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-03, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By Ellie

For making one little statement in this...

For making one little statement in this car-obsessed society...

Ellie
Forum: Commuting
02-07-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,334
Posted By Ellie

From memory, I think there are 4 sets on my 12.5...

From memory, I think there are 4 sets on my 12.5 mile route into work, and none on the homeward route! (I'm not counting the ones on the roundabouts over the A14, because I go on the pavement around...
01-09-03, 01:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,240
Posted By Ellie

Name - Eleanor Martin Location - Cambridge,...

Name - Eleanor Martin

Location - Cambridge, UK

Job - Systems Engineer (for document management systems)

Age - 25

Bikes - Trek 1000, Raleigh Record and Falcon something or other.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-02, 03:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,914
Posted By Ellie

Hmmm... I'm kind of with Christine, because I'm...

Hmmm... I'm kind of with Christine, because I'm vain enough to want to look good. But in winter, I'd rather be warm. So I'm the one wearing the light snow-boarding trousers, tucked into football...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-02, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Ellie

My commute is 14 miles from door to door. ...

My commute is 14 miles from door to door.

car: 30 to 50 mins, traffic depending. No parking cost, no exercise.
bus: Never tried. Not easy!
train: 15 minutes on the train, but the nearest...
11-15-02, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Ellie

I've used it as an impromptu elastoplast as well....

I've used it as an impromptu elastoplast as well. Admittedly not whilst cycling. I caught a power kite string, which burnt straight through my skin. Didn't want to get sand in it, so out came the...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-02, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ellie

I wear reflective ankle bands, have reflective...

I wear reflective ankle bands, have reflective patches on the heels of my shoes, reflective dangly bits on my Timbuk2 bag, a reflective vest, and the legally required reflectors on my wheels, back...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-02, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,667
Posted By Ellie

Short commute today. I went for dinner with my...

Short commute today. I went for dinner with my parents last night, and stayed over. They only live 6 miles from work!

It was raining, which is great. I love splashing through puddles, and passing...
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